Judo is now among the most international of sports, with medal contenders from all over the globe, but founding fathers Japan showed they remain the team to beat here today by winning both Olympic gold medals decided today with clinical ruthlessness.
Brazil won their first Olympic gold medal of Rio 2016 here today as judoka Rafaela Silva overcame huge pressure to triumph in the under 57 kilograms category in front of a crescendo of chanting, singing and raucous celebrations.
Sport at the moment is in a battle for its very identity. I was privy to two great pieces of drama yesterday which showed all that is good about victory and competition, only for they to be tempered today by more salutary moments.
Russia put their chaotic and controversial Rio 2016 preparations to one side today in the judo as Beslan Mudranov won the Olympic gold medal in the under 60 kilograms category here.
International Judo Federation (IJF) President Marius Vizer has compared the Russian doping crisis which is engulfing sport to the Cold War.
Japan completed a clean sweep of women's titles at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Tyumen Grand Slam today as hosts Russia also claimed two titles.
Japan won six of the seven titles available on a dominant first day at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Tyumen Grand Slam.
Global distributor Ippon-Shop has signed on as a diamond supplier of the European Judo Union (EJU), it has been announced.
The International Judo Federation (IJF) have sent their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Japan's two-time world champion Hiroshi Minatoya, who died at the age of 72 on June 15.
Mongolia enjoyed a stunning conclusion to the International Judo Federation (IJF) Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix as three more home judokas stormed to victories at the Buyant Ukhaa Sport Complex.
Priscilla Gagné will make her Paralympic Games debut at Rio 2016 after being named as one of two judokas on the Canadian team.
The Belgian Olympic and Sport Committee (COIB) has awarded its Order of Merit to judoka Ingrid Berghmans.
British judo star Stephanie Inglis, who was given a one per cent chance of survival after a motorcycle crash in Vietnam, has woken from her coma.
Olympic champion Kayla Harrison triumphed in her showdown with Brazil’s Mayra Aguiar to claim gold in the women’s under 78 kilograms event at the International Judo Federation (IJF) World Judo Masters at the Lopez Mateo Sports Centre in Guadalajara.
A fund to help pay for the hospital care of Commonwealth Games judo silver medallist Stephanie Inglis has now raised nearly £250,000 ($366,000/€329,000).